Faculty

Julie Brook

Julie Brook has over 23 years experience in legal research, writing, and editing for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). Before that, she worked as an Associate Attorney in the litigation practice at a mid-sized law firm in San Francisco. Julie graduated at the top of her class from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1993. She volunteers as an arbitrator for the San Francisco Department of Human Services.


Karin Buckley

Karin Buckley has been a family law paralegal for some of the top family law firms in San Francisco since 2011. She received her B.A. in English from Widener University and her M.A. in English from Simmons College. She has served on the Bar Association of San Francisco's Paralegal Executive Committee since 2016 and is a volunteer with Family Law Day of Court (FLDOC) for Alameda County.


Paul P. DeAngelis

Paul P. DeAngelis runs his own firm in San Francisco, Law Office of Paul P. DeAngelis, and concentrates on real estate litigation matters. Paul graduated with honors from Boston University School of Law. Since 1998, he has practiced law in San Francisco. Paul has successfully represented clients in jury and bench trials, and in trials in arbitration cases. He has worked closely with paralegals on trial teams. Paul regularly swims in the San Francisco Bay as a member of the South End Rowing Club.


Deborah de Lambert

Deborah de Lambert received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She practiced criminal defense with the San Francisco Public Defender’s office and the Federal Public Defender’s office for the Northern District of California, as well as working in private practice. She later received her Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of San Francisco. She has taught English as a Second Language at ELS in Berkeley and ELI in San Francisco. Recently, she has been teaching English on the island of Lesvos, Greece, to refugees.


Eddie Donnelly

Eddie Donnelly has practiced law in San Francisco for 17 years, with a focus on litigation and corporate counseling. Eddie is specialized in employment litigation, contract disputes, civil rights, election law and mediation. He is currently an attorney at the Renne Public Law Group.

Eddie earned his J.D. from University of San Francisco (magna cum laude) and his B.A from University of California, Los Angeles (Economics).

In addition to his law practice, Eddie has coached high school basketball for the past eight years at public high schools in San Francisco and Marin.


Mark Iverson

Mark Iverson was a deputy public defender for over 29 years at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. During his career at that office, Mark was primarily in the felony rotation where he handled a variety of serious felony cases, including special circumstances homicide cases. Mark was lead counsel in 85 jury trials and promoted to head attorney in 2009. He was lead attorney in the Homicide unit from 2008 until 2012. For over a year, he was in the research unit where he wrote and filed motions, writs and appellate briefs and argued before the First District Court of Appeals.

Mark has lead seminars or trainings for lawyers on several subjects including the law of homicide, recent court decisions and statutes, cross examination of gang experts and laws involving gangs, legal issues & trial strategies when using mental health experts, ballistics, and DNA. For the past 20 years, Mark lead or assisted in trial practice groups, and mentored law students/interns.

Currently, Mark is in private practice where he represents clients on a court appointed basis in criminal cases.


Charles Jenkins

Founding partner of Jenkins Goodman Neuman & Hamilton LLP (now Goodman Neuman & Hamilton LLP), Charles Jenkins has litigated cases at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts throughout California since 1984. With a broad base of experience including employment, environmental, class action, commercial and intellectual property litigation, Mr. Jenkins has been recognized as one of the premier litigators in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to practice law today. More recently, Mr. Jenkins has worked with start-up, mid-size and large businesses as well as high net worth families to avoid and manage legal and financial challenges.


William Jenkins

William Jenkins is a Deputy Attorney General for the Office of Attorney General of State of California. He currently works in the Natural Resources Section representing state agency with responsibility for managing natural resources and environmental protection. Mr. Jenkins has been a member of the State Bar since 1989.


Nicole Ramos Takemoto

Nicole leads Candelaria PC’s estate planning and trust administration group. Her experience includes preparing all types of estate planning documents for a diverse range of clients, as well as handling complex trust administration and probate matters. Nicole has a particular interest in counseling clients regarding separate property and community property issues, business succession planning, and California real property taxes.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicole was an attorney at a prominent trusts and estates law firm in Orinda. There, she assisted high net-worth clients with family wealth preservation, advised married clients with substantial separate property assets, and helped clients meet their charitable giving objectives.

Nicole obtained her J.D. from Golden Gate University, School of Law, where she was a merit scholarship recipient. She also obtained an LL.M. in Taxation with honors from Golden Gate University, School of Law. This advanced degree allows Nicole to design and implement sophisticated estate planning techniques, and to effectively identify and minimize gift, estate, and property tax issues.


Raymond R. Rollan

Raymond R. Rollan is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law and currently serves as a Deputy City Attorney for the San Francisco City Attorney's Office - Trial Division. Previously, Raymond served as a Deputy City Attorney for the Hayward City Attorney's Office, where he performed both litigation and advisory responsibilities. Mr. Rollan also served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Kandis A. Westmore at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Rollan received his paralegal certificate from the SF State Paralegal Program and worked as a paralegal at the intellectual property law firm, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Mr. Rollan is actively involved in various bar associations in San Francisco, including the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), the Asian American Bar Association (AABA), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.


Michael Schiraldi

Michael Schiraldi is a paralegal at The Brandi Law Firm in San Francisco. Originally from Long Island, he completed the SF State Paralegal Studies program in the spring of 2015. He is a current board member at the San Francisco Paralegal Association. He resides in San Francisco.


Steve Weisberg

Steve Weisberg, JD, operates a contract service for legal and sociologic services and is a partner in a continuing education lecture business. He has acted as both a small claims court advisor and mediator for Marin County and has over 20 years of experience in teaching and curriculum design in the legal field. Faculty member since 1991.


Louis Wu

Louis Wu, JD, is a patent attorney specializing in the commercialization of technological innovation. He has been teaching courses on various forms of property law, e.g., patents, trademarks, patents, and other forms of intellectual property law, at San Francisco State University for over a decade. His technical background includes: a BS degree in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a MS degree in industrial engineering from Northeastern University, extended course work from the Advanced Biosciences Program at the University of California at Berkeley, and years of experience as a research scientist/engineer. Since graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law, he has represented numerous technology-based start-ups, research institutions, and industry leaders. He is currently in private practice in Oakland and holds professional licenses from the California State Bar, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Bureau of Real Estate for the State of California.


Mark Yates

Mark Yates, JD, is an attorney living and practicing in San Francisco. After graduating from Hastings College of the Law, he worked in San Francisco as a Litigation Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop, and eventually moved to Mendocino County to work as a Deputy Public Defender. Currently, besides teaching at San Francisco State University, he represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal and teaches at Golden Gate University School of Law.